Kornet-D1: Final Stage of Firing Tests

The latest Kornet-D1 air-droppable self-propelled anti-tank missile system based on the chassis of the BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicle intended for Russia’s Airborne Force has entered the final stage of firing tests, the press office of the Rostec state tech corporation reported on Monday.

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"The High Precision Weapons Group has switched to the final stage of firing tests and the vehicle is also undergoing laboratory and road tests," Rostec said.

The Kornet anti-tank missile system engineered by the Shipunov Design Bureau of Instrument-Making (part of the High Precision Weapons Group) is designated to strike tanks and other armored targets, including vehicles outfitted with reactive armor. The state-of-the-art Kornet-D system is also capable of striking aerial targets. The missile is directed by a laser beam. The Kornet-D anti-tank missile system’s firing range has been extended to 10 km whereas its previous versions have an engagement range of 5.5 km.

As TASS reported earlier, the Kornet-D1 will be capable of striking two different targets at a time and delivering automatic fire.

The Kornet-D1 is being developed for two types of carriers: the wheeled chassis of the Tigr-M armored vehicle and the tracked platform of the BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicle. The Kornet-D1 has been engineered for anti-tank squads of the Airborne Force’s artillery.

Source: TASS

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